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  • Some pre-Code fun for a Sunday morning

    Some pre-Code fun for a Sunday morning
    "Getting hot" was the mantra for early 1930s Hollywood, that woolly period before the film industry's censorious Production Code was enforced with any consistency. Even within the confines of a particular Hollywood studio, the pre-Code movies could vary...
  • 'James Bond Effect' Cited in Study on Movie Violence

    Violence and risky behavior are permeating Hollywood's most successful movies and bringing a message to young people that violence is acceptable, this according to a new study by the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania. The...
  • South Korea to Beat Ticket, B.O. Sales Records

    HONG KONG -- The South Korean box office is already certain of a record year and will this week pass the symbolic landmark of having sold 200 million tickets. That is an average of 4.08 tickets for each of its 49 million inhabitants. Data from the...
  • 'This Town' by Mark Leibovich explores the power and politics of Washington D.C.

    'This Town' by Mark Leibovich explores the power and politics of Washington D.C.
    Many years ago, I convinced the now-shuttered Chicago Daily News to send me from Chicago to Washington to join the paper's D.C. bureau. -------------------- This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal, delivered to Printers Row members with the...
  • MPAA's Chris Dodd Calls for California to Expand Tax Credits to Lure Big Budget Blockbusters

    Speaking on Friday to a San Fernando Valley business group, MPAA chairman Chris Dodd called for an expansion of California's production tax incentive program to include big-budget films, noting that the state has lost out to others on projects like the...
  • Chinese Online Video Leader Youku Tudou Edges Towards Profitability

    HONG KONG -- Chinese online video market leader Youku Tudou said that it is near the end of its long march towards profitability. The company, which got a major makeover last year when Youku acquired Tudou, reported a net loss of $35.7 million (RMB219...
  • 3D, meet quadraphonic audio

     
    The NYT reports A few years ago, 3-D was hailed as the next big thing in television, the logical successor to high definition. But viewers in the United States did not buy the hype, and now the eye-popping format is......
  • Peeking in Gillian Flynn's vault of horror

    Peeking in Gillian Flynn's vault of horror
    In the early days of their marriage a few years ago, Chicago attorney Brett Nolan and his wife, the thriller novelist Gillian Flynn, were having drinks with a group of friends when Flynn posed a surprising question. "Does anybody have any idea," she asked...
  • Top chefs from across the country on board to upgrade Amtrak's menu

     Top chefs from across the country on board to upgrade Amtrak's menu
    WILMINGTON, Del. — Here in a small test kitchen on a dead-end street downtown, some of the food world's greatest minds are at work. Their task might seem impossible, but they believe they can make a difference for millions of Amtrak riders, one...
  • 'This is the End' is rude, crude -- and funny ★★★ 1/2

    'This is the End' is rude, crude -- and funny ★★★ 1/2
    The "Hangover" movies, even the third one no one defends, barely qualify as comedies in the traditional sense. They're more like grimy action pictures with a joke or two tossed in to avoid the charge of false labeling. Their ugliness of spirit compounds a...
  • More blood, less wit when the 'Evil Dead' return ★★

    More blood, less wit when the 'Evil Dead' return ★★
    In the Book of the Dead, the barbed-wire-wrapped volume causing the fuss in "Evil Dead," one lavishly illustrated page states that after the forest demon "feasts on five souls, the sky will bleed again." Translated into franchise terms: If this grim,...
  • Gamers will get a kick from maniacal 'Raid: Redemption' ✭✭ 1/2

    Gamers will get a kick from maniacal 'Raid: Redemption' ✭✭ 1/2
    Gamers will be slain, over and over, by the insanely violent multilevel bash "The Raid: Redemption," in which a skeezy 15-story tenement complex serves as the setting for a series of stabbings, slicings and a showcase for the Indonesian martial art...